Seven Questions In Heaven With Sweet Bump It


Today we're spending Seven Questions In Heaven with Sweet Bump It!

Describe your music for our readers who may not be familiar with you.
We play a fusion of rock 'n' roll, funk 'n' soul.

Who are your musical influences and idols?
Jimi Hendrix, Mariah Carey, Harry Belafonte, Stevie Wonder, The Beatles, Nirvana, Michael Jackson, James Brown, Prince, and The Supremes.

What was the first album, cassette, or CD you bought with your own money?
Paco: The Presidents Of The United States Of America and Nas's It Was Written
Lisa: Mariah Carey
Andrew: Alice in Chains' Dirt
Marlaine: Michael Jackson Bad
Fran: Celine Dion Falling Into You
Jay: Sublime and Alanis Morrissette's Jagged Little Pill
Jenna: The Wallflowers' Bringing Down The Horse and The Beach Boy' Pet Sounds

What was the strangest gig you've ever played?
We have a tie. We played an outdoor daytime event for a media company in Santa Monica when Paco was working for a large financial planning firm. The media company was her 401(k) client. Paco's company was trying to get young people in the media company more interested in joining the 401(k) plan, so they planned a 401(k)egger. But people were forced to attend and Paco had to talk about the benefits of joining a 401(k) plan after each song, so it was a little weird. Plus everyone thought we were in high school. But at least there were beers.

Second, we played another outdoor daytime show in Fresno. We were the live entertainment following a conference promoting city revitalization. The mayor and a bunch of other Fresno higher ups were in attendance. But right before we played, a "Power Talk Radio" van with pictures of Rush Limbaugh, Glen Beck, Sean Hannity, and Bill O' Rielly pulled up between us and the audience so no one could see us playing. The show just went downhill from there. But we met a lot of nice people, and Jenna got flowers thrown at her feet by an 8-year-old admirer.

What's the first thing you look for when you hit a new town?
Restaurants that have 5 star yelp reviews, local craft beers, and whatever that town is know for! We like to see the main attractions. And TJ Maxx.

If they named an ice cream flavor after you, what would be the name and why?
Frozen Doody because it's sooooooo funny!

Final question: You're the opening act of a music festival. You can get any five artists, living or dead, to perform on the bill with you. Which five do you choose and what song do you all perform as the final jam?
Prince, Alabama Shakes, Queen with a special guest appearance by Alice Cooper's snake, a holographic image of James Brown, and D'Angelo. Our final jam would be "Superstition" by Stevie Wonder.

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